recording of The Enchanted Typewriter, by John Kendrick Bangs. Read by Cathy Barratt.
The Enchanted Typewriter is a collection of short stories by the American author John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1899 in the style that has become known as Bangsian fantasy. Bangs attributes many of the stories to the late (and invisible) James Boswell, who has become an editor for a newspaper in Hades, and who communicates with the author by means of an old typewriter. The fantasy stories in this book are part of the author's Hades series, named for the stories' setting. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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August 20, 2015
Enthusiastically and expertly read by Cate Barratt.
I generally enjoy whimsy (Dave Barry, Alan Coren)
but had never heard of John Kendrick Bangs - who
probably features in the literary pedigree of
both of the aforesaid humourists.
Having enjoyed another reading by Cathy Barrett,
I made a quick search to see what else she had
read - which led me to this reading. [She also
appears to have made readings of all of the
Arsene Lupin canon and the Raffles canon, as well
as everything written by J. K. Bangs.]
Recommended for all Bangsians.